Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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Agricultural Plastics & Film

Agricultural plastics, or plasticulture, are used in food production throughout the world and range from mulching film and irrigation to greenhouse films, crop tunnels, pond liners, aquaculture, erosion control, and the plastic chemical containers used in agriculture.

Offer good condition drip irrigation parts & film for reuse. Farm quantity drip tubing and film plastic may have recycling options. Place broken or sun damaged materials in the trash.

Many agricultural plastics (ex. mulch film, drip tape, pesticide containers) are recyclable. However, due to the high level of contamination (dirt, rocks, plant material, etc.), most of this material is not currently recycled. There are several recycling operations in the state (Revolution Plastics) that recycle various types of agricultural plastics. EPR has begun with ag plastics in Canada.

For ag plastic chemical containers (HDPE jugs & drums), follow Agricultural Container Recycling Council's triple-rinse rules and contact the regional contractor for pick up schedules in your area. Pesticide container recycling in California is under the purview of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Rheaply - Bay Area Reuse Marketplace Reuse Free Pick-up, Drop-off for a Fee For Businesses & Organizations. Whether you’re looking to donate, buy, or sell furniture, fixtures, building materials, or any other workplace items, the Bay Area Marketplace has something for every project. List items you want to move or find items for your organization (donations and for a fee). Especially in quantity, and reuse condition.
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in drip irrigation tubing, collapsible tanks
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Netafim California ReGen Recycling Facility 2581 S. Golden State Blvd Fowler Recycle Free Drop-off PE Drip tubing, hose, drip tape, emitters. 20,000 lbs min. Farmers are encouraged to partner in new ReGen AgVantaged certification program to reduce dripline plastic waste. Interested growers can contact Tate Kelley, Netafim USA Product Manager.
Mings Recycling 3495 Breakwater Court Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up drip tape
Interstate Ag Plastics PO Box 265 Buttonwillow Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee Large quantity. Fee/free based on quantity. Non-refillable high-density polyethylene plastic containers, up to and including 55 gallon HDPE containers from agricultural crop protection, animal health, specialty pest control, micronutrient, biologicals, fertilizer, and adjuvant products. Triple rinsed (wash water returned to spray container).
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee
GreenWaste Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Landfill Drop-off for a Fee ex. Visqueen. Load into trash pile
Encore Recycling (Woodland) 3840 East 26th Street Vernon Recycle Free Drop-off Commercial quantity. Ag Film scrap, PE bed plastics, mulch film. Agricultural PE Drip tubing, hose, drip tape, emitters
Encore Recycling (Salinas) 3840 East 26th Street
(see notes for drop-off location)
Vernon Recycle Free Drop-off Commercial quantity. Ag Film scrap, PE bed plastics, mulch film. Agricultural PE Drip tubing, hose, drip tape, emitters
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Public Drop-off Area
Bay Polymer 1300 E. Victor Road Lodi Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity.

Curbside Service

Garbage Note
Alameda
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Albany
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Berkeley
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
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Dublin
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Emeryville
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Fremont
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Hayward
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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Livermore
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Newark
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Oakland
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Piedmont
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Pleasanton
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San Leandro
Farm quantity may have recycling options.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Farm quantity may have recycling options.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Farm quantity may have recycling options.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Farm quantity may have recycling options.
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Union City
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